Cartoons Archive | 6/17/2011
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The Keep on 16th and Valencia #1
Jason Thompson

As mentioned in our Design & Development column, “Funny Business,” we’ve decided to publish a series of cartoons on the website. Aaron Williams’ Epic Campain appears on Mondays and Wednesdays through the month. Fridays we’ve reserved for a variety of cartoons from a variety of artists.

The second of which—The Keep on 16th and Valencia—we’re pleased to offer from Jason Thompson!

Click the strip below, for a larger view.

About the Artist

Jason Thompson (@khyungbird) is the author of the Eisner-nominated Manga: The Complete Guide and manga editor for Otaku USA magazine. As a manga editor for VIZ Media, he has worked on the English editions of titles such as Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z, Hana-Kimi, One Piece, Shaman King, and Uzumaki. His writings on manga have appeared on Anime News Network, io9 and Comixology. His personal works include several fantasy comics such as Hyperborea and H.P. Lovecraft's The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, available online at His latest project is the tabletop-RPG/manga mashup graphic novel series King of RPGs ( with artist Victor Hao.

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